June 29, 2006
Tonight was supposed to be a three set rager, but it looked like everyone was having too much fun for a second break. So Saturdayâs show at OâGaraâs was just like getting that Johnson extension that you always wantedâ¦. (yuk, yuk). The first set kicked off with a really solid rendition of Pace. Then the good funk started early with Cities. Long Past Gone was tight and clean. Drama had a nice jam that had Jason doing some Van Halen style tap work on the guitar. Fairy Tale was pretty damned cool, too. I think it was only the second time that the boys have done A Day In The Life, and it sounded really nice. No huge fermata on the end note, but I suppose thatâs tougher to pull off live than in a studio a al The Beatles. Head Inside is turning into a cool tune, but the ending seemed a bit abrupt. On The Run brought some of the heat back before a sweet Recipes to end a first set that almost felt like a private show â I think the crowd was only about 30 people or so when it ended.
All that changed quickly as the crowd filled in around 11:30. Standing There was hot with Chris Castino sitting in, and it went into The Wrath with a sweet segue that was a bit rough but a great idea â I hope weâll hear that one again. Fall In Line is yet another new Timmy song reflecting some thoughts on the scene. Then things started to get a bit crazy. The Squirms had a rather abstract jam going on, and then it just became Lonely Girl and never really got finished... stay tuned! Lonely Girl had a kicking bass solo by Jimmy and some sweet fills from Royce. The Doctor also had a surprising jam in it that was a lot of fun. Triscuit rocked, although the fast middle section took a long time to develop. Chris Castino came back out for Making Flippy Floppy and added some cool textures. Break Of Day was fun with Chris singing and trading licks with Jason. That rolled right into another Heads cover with Take Me To The River. And this rocked its way into Boogie On Reggae woman and some more sweet funk. Then Waft came out to play, and it was one of the strangest versions Iâve ever heard. Instead of leaving the unfinished Squirms like the Dead had their Dark Star, it came back as a series of teases and riffs inside of Waft. In fact, Ben called it âSquaftâ and it really was pretty accurate. Nicely done! This wonderful conglomeration segued into a hot Cheap Sunglasses back on the stage where it was debuted. Then Castino came back one last time for a cool Brainwashed to end the second set. I thought there was going to be a break in there somewhere, but I donât think anyone missed it too much.
A great big thanks to Cliff for bringing a sweet taping rig â hopefully there will be some high quality copies of this one floating around shortly! See you all at the Cabooze tomorrow night â it looks like itâs going to be a great night for a show!
Having A Good Time